In This Issue: West Colfax Clean-up Day October 6; WeCAN General Meeting October 9; WeCAn Social Events Committee; WeCAN Running Club; Denver's Draft Comprehensive Plan 2040; Dog Park Master Plan Update; Conversations with Rafael Espinoza; West Colfax in the News
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The West Colfax
Association of Neighbors (WeCAN) 
is the Registered Neighborhood Organization (RNO) for the neighbors who live or own property in the West Colfax neighborhood.
WeCAN meets the second Tuesday of every month, 6:00pm, in the main hall of the Confluence Ministries building, 1400 Quitman Street.
Bringing Neighbors Together to Build Community
West Colfax Clean-Up Day - October 6
Dear Friends and Neighbors, 

The fall West Colfax Clean-up Day will happen Saturday, October 6, 9:00am; please join us! WeCAN partners with Extreme Community Makeover twice a year to help clean-up West Colfax and help neighbors in need with yard work. 

This fun event brings West Colfax neighbors together to beautify the community we all share. Lunch is provided and kids are welcome (as long as there is an adult to supervise them). 

Interested in joining the WeCAN Team on October 6th? Please contact Diana at or 303-550-9853.
Kind Regards,

Leah Rounds & Dave Justice

WeCAN Co-Presidents

Next WeCAN General Meeting
Tuesday, October 9, 6:00-7:00pm

6:00-6:05pm: Our Denver Police District 1 Community Resource Officer, Bob Anderson, always starts our meeting by sharing recent crime statistics for the area, crime prevention tips, and is available to answer all your questions and concerns regarding happenings in the neighborhood.
6:05-6:45pm: House District 4 Candidate Forum: Current House District 4 Representative, Dan Pabon, is term limited this year. The two candidates vying for his seat on the November 6 ballot will be at our October 9 General meeting to introduce themselves. Learn more about HD4 candidates at the links below, and come ready with your questions!
Serena Gutierrez

Dave John
No online presence at time of publication

6:45-7:00pm Beth McCann Denver District Attorney: Hear an update from Denver's District Attorney, Beth McCann, on current happenings at the DA's office and have an opportunity to ask questions or share concerns.
Join the WeCAN Social Events Committee

WeCAN is getting ready for an end-of-the-year party and we could use some help planning it! We're also starting to think about WeCAN's 10th Anniversary party for 2019!

If you're interested in helping WeCAN plan and execute our social events, please reach out to We're hoping to meet by mid-October.

WeCAN Running Club, EVERY Monday
6:30pm @Seedstock Brewery

Feedback Needed: Denver's Draft Comprehensive Plan 2040
Comprehensive Plan 2040 is the 20-year vision for Denver and its people, and reflects the voice of thousands who have shared their hopes, concerns and dreams for the future. City leaders will use its recommendations to guide the decisions that shape our city over the next 20 years.

The draft plans are available for public review and comment through October 31st at Read the plan, executive summary, and take the survey!
Watch the Denveright: Comprehensive Plan 2040 video on YouTube.

Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) is in the process of implementing a “technical update” to its current Dog Park Master Plan which was completed in 2010. The public is invited to learn more about this effort, ask questions, and share ideas about the future of Denver’s dog parks.

If you haven’t taken the online survey yet, click here for English and click here for Spanish!

The survey will close on October 29, 2018.


WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:30am - 12:30 pm 
WHERE: Barnum Dog Park Picnic Area W. 5th Ave. & Julian St. Denver, CO 80219 
Rain location: Barnum Rec. Center: 360 Hooker St. Denver, CO 80219

Facebook event:

For more information, please visit, or contact Laurie Tabachnick, Associate East Denver Parks

Conversations in the Community with
Councilman Rafael Espinoza

City Council District 1 Representative, Rafael Espinoza, hosts several Conversations in the Community every month. This is an opportunity to chat and ask questions of one of the West Colfax Representatives. Here is the schedule for October:

Friday, October 5th: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Common Grounds Coffeehouse, 2139 W 44th Ave.

Friday, October 12th: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Rise & Shine Biscuit Kitchen and Cafe, 5126 W 29th Ave

Wednesday, October 17th: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
BookBar, 4280 Tennyson Street

Friday, October 26th: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Highland Recreation Center, 2880 Osceola Street

For any last-minute schedule changes please check:

West Colfax in the News
There's always something happening in West Colfax; here are a few recent headlines.

A federal fund has supported work on 53 Denver parks since 1965 — local advocates are worried it could soon go away, Denverite, September 26, 2018.

Denver Will Have Two New Family-Run Coffee Shops By This Weekend, Eater Denver, September 24, 2018.

Coffee and Kombucha Make Perfect Pair at Brew Culture, Westword, September 21, 2018.

, Neighborhood Gazette, September 21, 2018.

Puerto Ricans in Colorado help in island’s recovery one year after Hurricane Maria, Fox Denver, September 19, 2018.

These murals are brightening up an elementary school in Denver, 9News, September 12, 2018.

This map shows the life expectancy in your neighborhood, 9News, September 12, 2018.

Five-story apartment building proposed for West Colfax, BusinessDen, September 11, 2018.

Brew Culture Coffee now open in West Colfax, Hoodline, September 7, 2018.
WeCAN General Meeting

Tuesday October 9, 2018


1400 Quitman St., main hall


6:00-6:05: Denver Police District 1, Community Resource Officer, Bob Anderson

6:05-6:45: House District 4 candidate forum

6:45-7:00: Beth McCann, Denver District Attorney

West Colfax
Events Calendar

October 2018

1  WeCAN Running Club @Seedstock Brewery, 3610 W Colfax Ave, 6:30pm 

*WeCAN Running Club meets every Monday!

6 West Colfax Clean-up Day, 1400 Quitman St., 9:00am

8-12 Extra Trash Pick-up NORTH of Colfax Ave.

9  WeCAN General Meeting, 1400 Quitman St., 6:00pm

12  Active Minds - Putin's Russia lecture, Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library
1498 Irving St., 11:00am

14  Denver Kidney Walk, SLoan's Lake Park, 7:30am

15  Denver Police District 1 Citizens Advisory Group (CAG), District 1 Station, 1311 W. 46th Ave., 6:00pm

15-19  Extra Trash Pick-up SOUTH of Colfax Ave.

17 WeCAN Board Meeting, 1400 Quitman St., 6:00pm

30 Bronco's Stadium District planning workshop, West Club Lounge, 1701 Bryant St., 5:00pm

Find a complete calendar of West Colfax events at our Events Calendar.

Know of an event happening in West Colfax or the surrounding neighborhoods? Please share your events with us at or call 303-578-6263 and we’ll add them to the WeCAN calendar.
The West Colfax Association of Neighbors (WeCAN) acts as community stewards to connect neighbors with information, resources, and one another in the West Colfax neighborhood. WeCAN brings awareness and a voice to issues facing our historic but fast-changing community, develops and leads award-winning sustainability and community-building projects, and works to enhance our neighborhood while preserving the unique character and diversity of West Colfax.
Copyright © 2018 West Colfax Association of Neighbors, All rights reserved.

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